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Re: [RC] help horses - Diane Trefethen

How I wish these online petitions were of more use. The best they can accomplish is to let someone know that MAYBE there is a problem an that maybe some people are upset. "Signatures" are not verifiable so one person can sign a hundred times with different names.

If all you can afford to do is sign a petition, send a hand-written letter instead. Your one letter will have a greater impact, because it is REAL, than an Internet petition with a thousand "signatures", none of which may be valid.

Also, consider this. If you were a Wyoming State employee, how much impact would a possibly bogus signature from an Upper Falls, NY, resident on a petition about a problem in say Sheridan, WY, have on your actions? If the same employee got just 10 letters from Sheridan residents making the same complaints as in the petition, the chances that they'd take action would be considerably higher. And if the letters contained photographs documenting the problems, that would make an even bigger difference... especially with a cc to some influential state newspapers.


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